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b.e_cooling is a Canadian singer/songwriter with over 30 years of experience in music performance & recording.

His newest album “Grounded” is due for release in 2017

His ‘covers’-repertoire includes a variety of genres from the Fifties to the present-day (vocals/acoustic guitar and drum machine).
Brian lives in east Somerset, England.

b.e_cooling is a singer-songwriter and plays “bluesy, alt.folk-rock with a dash of urban country soul”.


He has self-released three albums and one single.


‘Grounded’ is his latest studio album.

“Grounded” (2017)
(click on the album cover to listen to or purchase)

b.e_cooling is an original artist


b.e_cooling (Brian) is from Toronto, Canada, and has performed covers and original songs to audiences in Canada, Germany and the UK.
From early busking days in London and Bristol, Brian has been requested to play at pubs, restaurants, parties and festivals including GLASTONBURY  FESTIVAL 2008.
He was awarded Best Guitarist prize in the Mid- Somerset Battle of the Bands 2009 and the band, b.e_cooling (with Woody Woodward and Andy Stuart) were in the finals the following year.
His music has appeared on digital and online radio.
As a solo artist, b.e_cooling performs a variety of covers and some of his own material. A selection from his ‘cover list’ is provided above. His distinctive Canadian wit, honed during a life which stretches from  coffin-maker to school teacher,  provides a refreshing foundation for an evening of strong melodies and evocative lyrics which have an edge that is not easily forgotten.

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The Green Man Cometh ep  (Album art copyright B. Stuart   2009)

The Animals
The Beatles
David Bowie
Crash Test Dummies
Johnny Cash
Bob Dylan
George Ezra
Eddie Floyd
Green Day
Bob Marley
John Martyn
Joni Mitchell
Pink Floyd
Rag’n’Bone Man
Lou Reed
The Rolling Stones
Talking Heads
James Taylor
The Temptations
Velvet Underground
The Who
Neil Young

A selection of covers:

and many, many more!

“The House of the Rising Sun”
“Don’t Let Me Down”; “Taxman”
“Ziggy Stardust”; “Jean Genie”
“Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”
“Folsom Prison Blues”
“Lay Lady Lay”; “Make You Feel My Love”
“Blame It on Me”, “Budapest”
“Knock on Wood”
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
“I Shot the Sheriff”
“May You Never”
“Big Yellow Taxi”; “This Flight Tonight”
“About a Girl”
“Let Her Go”
“Breathe”; “Dark Side of the Moon”
“Vicious”, “Walk on the Wild Side”
“Brown Sugar”,“19th Nervous Breakdown”
“Why Did You Do It?”
“Psycho Killer”; “Road to Nowhere”
“You’ve Got a Friend”
“Get Ready”
“Waiting for the Man”; “Sweet Jane”
“Won’t Get Fooled Again”, “Substitute”
“Old Man”, “Heart of Gold”

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Forthcoming Gigs



Friday 29th April

The Pickled Inn,
Evercreech, Somerset
3 - 5m


Sunday 13th May

The Horse and Groom,
Westbury, Wiltshire
2 - 6pm




and every 2nd Thursday hosting
The Pickled Inn open mic, Evercreech, Somerset


b.e_cooling can often be found performing (monthly)
at open mic nights in Somerset and beyond, including:

[1st and 3rd]
The Full Moon, Wells
The Bruton Castle, Bruton [1st only]
[2nd only - hosted by b.e_cooling]
The Pickled Inn, Evercreech
 [last only]
The Three Horseshoes, Batcombe

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A valid certificate of public liability insurance is available upon request.

Last updated on 8th February, 2018

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